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Waste Management recycling workers strike East Bay facilities over disrespectful treatment

A strike by 130 recycling workers will hit Waste Management’s East Bay facilities in Oakland and San Leandro beginning at 4am on Friday morning, October 24. Workers and community supporters will march in picket lines at the company’s headquarters at 172 98th Avenue in Oakland, and at 2615 Davis Street in San Leandro

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Senator Bernie Sanders visits ILWU

Senator Bernie Sanders visits ILWU

Only a few U.S. Senators have consistently stood with the ILWU and working families against powerful corporate interests, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is one of the best

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Barry Silverman: former ILWU Research Director  

Barry Silverman: former ILWU Research Director   

Former ILWU Research Director Barry Silverman died on August 18, 2014, at the age of

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James R. Herman Terminal dedication

James R. Herman Terminal dedication

ILWU International President Robert McEllrath and International Secretary Treasurer Willie Adams joined San Francisco Port Director Monique Moyer and a host of other officials on September 25 to dedicate the new James R. Herman Cruise Ship Terminal. The $100 million state-of-the art facility has already hosted several Princess cruise ships this fall, with 80 vessels [&hellip

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Why the Pacific Coast Pensioners Association?

There is no one among us working or retired who should forget that what we have today is here because someone fought on our behalf long before we were part of the union movement

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The legacy of Arne Auvinen: October 19, 1949 to July 31, 2014

The legacy of Arne Auvinen: October 19, 1949 to July 31, 2014

ILWU pensioner Arne Auvien passed away on July 31st. Arne was an active union member who dedicated his life to the ILWU.

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Recycling Campaign continues making progress

Recycling Campaign continues making progress

The campaign by East Bay recycling workers for dramatic wage and benefit improvements continued to make progress in September

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ILWU locals raised over $70,000 for cancer research with “Walk the Coast” charity events

ILWU locals raised over $70,000 for cancer research with “Walk the Coast” charity events

This August “ILWU Walk the Coast” coordinated events in three ports and raised over $70,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

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ILWU members overwhelmingly ratify new contract; grain companies agree to end lockout

ILWU members overwhelmingly ratify new contract; grain companies agree to end lockout

ILWU members working at Pacific Northwest grain terminals overwhelmingly voted in favor of ratifying a new contract in late August, ending an 18-month lockout imposed by Mitsui/United Grain in Vancouver, WA and a 15-month lockout by Marubeni/Columbia Grain in Portland

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Unity and solidarity at the 47th annual Pensioners’ Convention

Unity and solidarity at the 47th annual Pensioners’ Convention

The 47th annual Pacific Coast Pensioners Association (PCPA) convention met in Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 15-17.

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